After finishing up the boys workbench I figured a workbench is no good if you don’t have any tools to use on it.
That started my mini saw build..
Then after finding an antique kids brace for next to nothing (It needs a set of jaws made for it..on the list) I figured I would build a whole set of tools for him for Christmas this year.
The idea is for them to be “realistic” but safe and durable (you know.. like toys used to be made) mostly functional and look close to the real thing as possible. Here is the saw and brace with the cut out pieces of the handplane so far.
The plane is slightly smaller than a Stanley No. 2 and is made of aluminum. I used aluminum so it would be light enough for him to use and safe for it to be dropped on the floor (or tiny feet) without issue.
After drawing it out on graph paper and cutting out the various pieces this morning.
I set about brazing it all together tonight.
As you can see there is a bit of a learning curve to this aluminum brazing thing but it looks worse in the pics than it does in person.. plus that will get ground and sanded flush this week.
Next up is to fabricate all the interior bracing and screw posts then figure out the frog assembly then tote and knob. Hopefully I have this done by Christmas… this year lol.
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"